State of Kansas Income Tax Kansas State Income Tax
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QuickFact: The average family pays $1,363.00 in Kansas income taxes. [1]
Rank: 26th out of 51

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Kansas Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
$0+ $0+ 2.70%
$15,000+ $30,000+ 4.60%

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

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Kansas Income Tax Calculator

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You can use our free Kansas income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and Kansas income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

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The Kansas Income Tax

Kansas collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Like the Federal Income Tax, Kansas' income tax allows couples filing jointly to pay a lower overall rate on their combined income with wider tax brackets for joint filers.

Kansas' maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below Kansas' %. You can learn more about how the Kansas income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

Unlike many other states, Kansas does not allow municipalities or school districts to collect additional surtaxes on earned income on top of the Kansas income tax. However, 30 Kansas counties, 105 Kansas cities, and 400 Kansas townships impose a local intangibles tax on interest, dividends, and securities transactions (but not wages).

The surtaxes are generally uniform: county taxes is 0.75%, and city and township taxes are 2.25%. No city or township has a rate higher than 2.25%, and 36 have a lower rate, as low as 0.25%. These surtaxes cumulatively raised approximately $2.4 million in 2008.

Tax returns are due by April 17th of each year, with eFiled tax returns and electronic payments accepted and encouraged by the state. If you cannot pay your income tax in full, you are encouraged to submit a partial payment with your tax return and submit a request for a tax payment plan, which will include interest. Alternately, you can use a credit card to pay your tax debt, although a "service charge" of several percent will likely apply. For details about payment plans, call the Kansas Department of Revenue at 1-785-368-8222.

Kansas Income Tax Refund

As a perk if you choose to e-File your income tax return, Kansas will direct-deposit your income tax refund to a bank account of your choice as soon as two weeks after your tax return is filed. If you file a paper tax return, your refund will be mailed as a check and may take significantly longer to arrive. In both cases, you can check your refund's status online at any time through Kansas' tax refund portal by entering your Social Security Number.

There are -603 days left until Tax Day, on April 15th 2015. The IRS will start accepting eFiled tax returns in January 2015 - you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax TurboTax eFiling.

Compare the state income tax rates in Kansas with the income tax rates in

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Kansas Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Kansas income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Kansas tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Kansas, see the list of Kansas income tax deductions.

4.1 - Kansas Standard Deduction

What is the KS Standard Deduction for 2016? Unlike many other states, Kansas has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your Kansas income tax return.

4.2 - Kansas Personal Exemptions

Kansas has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - Kansas Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, Kansas does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - Kansas Itemized Deductions

Kansas allows itemized deductions, and you can claim the same itemized deductions on your Kansas tax return as you do on your Federal tax return. You must choose between itemizing your deductions and choosing the Kansas standard deduction, so it's generally only worth itemizing your deductions if your itemized total is more then the Kansas and Federal standard deductions. For more details, visit the list of Kansas itemized deductions.

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Kansas Income Tax Forms

Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to five of the most commonly used Kansas income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Kansas tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable Kansas Income Tax Form K-40 Individual Income Tax Return
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Form K-40 - Individual Income Tax Return
Form KS-40 is the general Kansas Income Tax return, which also doubles as a ""Food Sales Tax Refund"" form. The K-40 form is two pages long, and can be used by both residents and nonresidents (although nonresidents must also file Schedule S part B).
Free Printable Kansas Income Tax Form K-40ES Estimated Income Tax Return
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Form K-40ES - Estimated Income Tax Return
If your income is not subject to tax withholding from an employer, you may be responsible for paying your Kansas income tax quarterly. Failure to file quarterly if your income is not withheld may result in a penalty. Form KS-40ES includes an estimated tax w
Free Printable Kansas Income Tax Form K-40V Payment Voucher
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Form K-40V - Payment Voucher
If you are submitting a payment along with a mailed copy of your Kansas income tax return, you must submit a completed form KS-40V along with your check or money order (payable to ""Kansas Income Tax""). If you are submitting your payment electronically, this form is not needed.
Free Printable Kansas Income Tax Income Tax Instructions Form k-40 Instructions
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Income Tax Instructions - Form k-40 Instructions
This booklet of instructions will help you to file your income taxes if you will be filing form k-40.
Free Printable Kansas Income Tax Schedule S Supplemental Tax Schedule
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Schedule S - Supplemental Tax Schedule
Schedule S is a two-page form that includes various modifications and additions for filing with your KS-40, including places for reporting income from sources including social security and various interest-bearing investments. Nonresidents or part-time re
Free Printable Kansas Tax Table
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Printable Kansas Tax Table & Tax Reference
Tax-Rates.org provides a printable Kansas datasheet including an income tax table, a list of Kansas tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of Kansas, have a complicated tax return, or have other specialized circumstances you may need to download additional tax forms from the website. You can find all of Kansas' 2016 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

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How To File Your Kansas Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your Kansas income tax return, you have several options for filing and paying your income tax. You can mail your return to the at the correct address below, and include your payment by check or money order. You may also electronically file your Kansas tax return through a tax preparer or using online tax software, and pay your taxes instantly using direct debit or a credit card (an additional credit card fee may apply).

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Where To Send Your Kansas Tax Return

If you filled out physical tax return forms, mail your completed Kansas income tax return to the Kansas no later then April 17th. Please be sure to send your completed tax forms to the correct address for your filing type.
Estimated Income Tax Returns
Kansas Department of Revenue
915 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66625-2000
Income Tax Returns
Kansas Department of Revenue
915 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66699-1000

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e-Filing: Submit Your Kansas Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your Kansas income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Kansas tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.

Kansas encourages all taxpayers to utilize the state's free WebFile program, which offers free efiling capabilities to all taxpayers regardless of income or filing type. To eFile your Kansas income tax return you'll need a user account on Kansas.gov, which can be obtained in only a few minutes with an email account. Once you have a Kansas.gov account, you will be able to access the Kansas WebFile system and efile your tax return, as well as easily check for the status of your tax refund.

To e-file your Kansas and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.

The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.

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Getting Your Kansas Tax Refund

Your Kansas Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Kansas, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your Kansas tax refund, you can visit the Kansas Income Tax Refund page.

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References

  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2016 Kansas income tax rates are released, provisional 2016 tax rates are based on Kansas' 2015 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2016 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Kansas and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. Kansas tax forms are sourced from the Kansas income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Kansas forms you are using are up-to-date.